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MY TOURS » Assisi

The town constitutes something of an exception in respect to other Umbrian towns in that, instead of spreading over the top of a hill, it is arranged in terraces along the slopes of a mountain (Mt Subasio).  Today the name and reputation of Assisi is inextricably tied to the holiness of the place, where the celebration the Franciscan ideology has sanctioned an exceptional construction of monuments in architecture and figurative art.

Before you arrive at Assisi, there is the town of Santa Maria degli Angeli, located on the plain below Assisi. This was an early center for the Franciscans. Visit the basilica built to shelter the Porziuncola (the oratory that Saint Francis used).
In Assisi the Basilica di Santa Chiara dominates the square with the geometric simplicity of its facade. It's built with intensely pink stones.
Walk up Corso Mazzini to Piazza del Comune to enjoy the medieval palazzi and the beautifully preserved Temple of Minerva. It is an ideal spot to sit on the stone steps and do some people watching while eating a gelato. Roman foundations are a common feature of many buildings here
The spectacular complex of the Basilica di San Francesco (Basilica of Saint Francis), recognizable by the massive arched buttresses of the convent, is located at the extreme western flank of the town.


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 Assisi Prato della Piazza superiore di San Francesco  Assisi Finlandesi Dec08  Assisi Basilica di Santa Chiara

Calendimaggio Festival (First Thursday, Friday and Saturday in May)
A wonderful medieval celebration of spring, consisting of a contest of songs, games and plays between the Parte de Sotto and the Parte de Sopra neighborhoods, the upper and the lower parts of the town. On the last evening the Madonna Primavera, the most beautiful "Lady Spring", is elected. A jury decides which of the two contestants of the Parti has best interpreted the celebrations of the return of spring. Food stalls sell delicious porchetta (roast pork flavored with wild fennel) and wine.

 
The excursion can be organized over an entire day with lunch at the restaurant made up of produce tastings typical to the region and with the assistance of “Umbria in Tour”

SPECIAL TOUR FOR MINIGROUP-WINTER 2015-2016


For more detailed information about the tours in Assisi, please send an e-mail to info@umbriaintour.it